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Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai - S1: The one about our impending freedom … but is it too soon?

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai
13 May 2020 04:35PM
30 mins

Up for discussion this week: As countries start to ease up on COVID-19 restrictions, new cases flaring up across the world suggests this is not an easy open or shut issue. We discuss the pressures governments are under to balance public health with their free-falling economies. 

Plus, working from home ... forever. Are we all in agreement this is a good thing? And finally, a sci-fi scenario in real life – how a robot dog is keeping us safe from the coronavirus.

This week Steve is joined by Adam Bakhtiar, news presenter from Asia First which airs weekdays from 7-10am and Susan Ng, host of Weekend Life that airs Saturday and Sunday 11am-1pm.

You can contact Steve at digitalnews [at]

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai - S1: Singapore is not returning to a pre-COVID-19 world

Up for discussion this week:
As we enter the worst recession on record, COVID-19 pushes Singapore to chart a new direction for a very different future.

Our National Day celebrations took the pomp and pageantry to the heartlands and one unexpected star came through. 

Also, planting crops and building wells, local volunteers in Indonesia take the lead in mitigating the yearly haze.


12/08/2020 28 mins

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai - S1: Small countries like Singapore can go big on climate change

Up for discussion this week:  

Climate change is real and small countries like Bhutan and Singapore are taking a stand to be on the right side of history.

Plus, suicide rates are on the rise, especially among those aged between 20-29 years old.

Also, a last look at NDP 2020 this weekend as we count the ways this year’s will be a memorable one.

And finally, do we go grey gracefully or

05/08/2020 36 mins

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai - S1: The Johor-Singapore Causeway opens for business, slowly.

Up for discussion this week:
The world’s busiest land border crossing flickers back to life as Singapore and Malaysia agree on terms for cross-border travel though daily commuters still have to wait a while longer.

Meanwhile, gold hits a record high, which means confidence in the economy is at a record low?

Also, the 1MDB saga is back in the spotlight as Malaysia’s former Prime Minister is

29/07/2020 27 mins

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai - S1: Phase 2 new normal: Why some businesses can’t be saved

Up for discussion this week: The new normal of Phase 2 has hit some businesses in the Central Business District hard. Why do some adapt, while others are sinking?

Meanwhile, the National Day ‘Singapore Together Pack’ has been getting good reviews for being practical and useful. Have you collected yours?

The box jellyfish have been found in Singapore waters and they are deadly. Would you pee

22/07/2020 30 mins

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai - S1: #GE2020: Thrills and spills of a live GE results show

Up for discussion this week:

We take you behind the scenes on how polling night unfolded in the CNA newsroom as Singapore held its General Election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Back to reality - the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of going away anytime soon. We look around the region and beyond as countries struggle to maintain second and third waves.

Finally, would the next

15/07/2020 28 mins